It takes less than a single click of the TV remote or a scroll through social media to see that the way sexuality is presented in mainstream media is at odds with what many of us have been taught growing up. According to the images that are constantly blasted across our various screens, traditional sexual morality is on the decline. Despite all this, it’s possible to maintain our commitment to healthy attitudes towards our bodies, relationships, and sex, in a way that flows in harmony with religious teachings. Not only is it possible, it’s a step towards a greater level of personal freedom.
In her new book Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, author Lauren Winner describes changing attitudes towards sexual morality. She acknowledges a growing need within the church that faith, scripture, discipline, and community are sufficient to address; she offers hope in an otherwise hopeless situation.
One of the most refreshing things that come from her stories, is the affirmation that our bodies, as well as our desires, are good. She also stresses the importance of making decisions that benefit the overall health of our bodies and our relationships with others.
Winner states, “The choices we make every day—where we shop, what we do with our bodies, how we pass our time—form us. They shape the type of Christians we become. What we do matters, not because good behavior gets us into heaven, but because behavior, good and bad, creates certain expectations in us, teaches us certain lessons.”
No matter where you are on your journey towards healthy relationships with others, with your God, and with your own desires, Ever Accountable is here to offer support and encouragement to keep going.